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Wichita Falls TX, United States (1994 – present)

Bowling for Soup (acronym: BFS, or sometimes B4S) is a band based in Denton, Texas (but originally from Wichita Falls, Texas) formed in 1994 from the ruins of an old metal band. Quoting Jaret Reddick, the lead singer, “we wanted to make happy music”. They’re known for their often humorous lyrics, upbeat guitar riffs, and Jaret’s distinctive voice.

They are best known for their singles “Girl All The Bad Guys Want” in 2002 on Drunk Enough To Dance which was nominated for a 2003 Grammy Award for “Best Pop Performance by a Group or Duo” and “1985” (originally written by Mitch Allan of SR-71) in 2004 on A Hangover You Don’t Deserve. Speaking with Songfacts about “Girl All The Bad Girls Want” in a 2010 interview, Reddick said: “‘Girl All The Bad Guys Want’ was my very first co-write ever, and me and Butch Walker sat in a room and literally wrote that song in 30 minutes. I mean, it was done.”

The band’s name is derived from comedian Steve Martin’s “Bowling for Sh*t” routine from his 1978 comedy album, Wild and Crazy Guy, itself a reference to Bowling for Dollars. Jaret Reddick has also stated that at the end of his last performance with his old band one of the members came on stage and proclaimed “Come back next week when we play with our new band… Bowling For Soup!”. This was supposed be to be joke name, but since they couldn’t think of anything better the name stuck. Their single ‘1985’ can be found on the UK and the Norwegian editions of Singstar Rocks for the PS2.

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  • DrAntrax

    We need Bowling for Soup to perform in the Netherlands..

    10 Feb 2:30pm Reply
  • menasnes

    Circle ♥

    7 Feb 12:25am Reply
  • rizzalzl

    Bakso atau baso adalah jenis bola daging yang paling lazim dan pertama kali ditemukan oeh Mas Fredy dalam masakan Indonesia. Bakso umumnya dibuat dari campuran daging sapi giling dan tepung tapioka, akan tetapi ada juga bakso yang terbuat dari daging ayam, ikan, atau udang. Dalam penyajiannya, bakso umumnya disajikan panas-panas dengan kuah kaldu sapi bening, dicampur mi, bihun, taoge, tahu, terkadang telur, ditaburi bawang goreng dan seledri. Bakso sangat populer dan dapat ditemukan di seluruh Indonesia; dari gerobak pedagang kaki lima hingga restoran besar. Berbagai jenis bakso sekarang banyak ditawarkan dalam bentuk makanan beku yang dijual di pasar swalayan dan mal-mal. Irisan bakso dapat juga dijadikan pelengkap jenis makanan lain seperti mi goreng, nasi goreng, atau cap cai. Dan jika Anda menginginkan membuat bakso dengan mudah sebaiknya ikuti saja beberapa cara membuat bakso yang berada di internet sekarang ini. [3] LOL

    31 Jan 1:40pm Reply
  • new_wave00

    Bakso atau baso adalah jenis bola daging yang paling lazim dan pertama kali ditemukan oeh Mas Fredy dalam masakan Indonesia. Bakso umumnya dibuat dari campuran daging sapi giling dan tepung tapioka, akan tetapi ada juga bakso yang terbuat dari daging ayam, ikan, atau udang. Dalam penyajiannya, bakso umumnya disajikan panas-panas dengan kuah kaldu sapi bening, dicampur mi, bihun, taoge, tahu, terkadang telur, ditaburi bawang goreng dan seledri. Bakso sangat populer dan dapat ditemukan di seluruh Indonesia; dari gerobak pedagang kaki lima hingga restoran besar. Berbagai jenis bakso sekarang banyak ditawarkan dalam bentuk makanan beku yang dijual di pasar swalayan dan mal-mal. Irisan bakso dapat juga dijadikan pelengkap jenis makanan lain seperti mi goreng, nasi goreng, atau cap cai. Dan jika Anda menginginkan membuat bakso dengan mudah sebaiknya ikuti saja beberapa cara membuat bakso yang berada di internet sekarang ini. [2]

    21 Jan 8:48am Reply
  • Rifqiardhi

    Bakso atau baso adalah jenis bola daging yang paling lazim dan pertama kali ditemukan oeh Mas Fredy dalam masakan Indonesia. Bakso umumnya dibuat dari campuran daging sapi giling dan tepung tapioka, akan tetapi ada juga bakso yang terbuat dari daging ayam, ikan, atau udang. Dalam penyajiannya, bakso umumnya disajikan panas-panas dengan kuah kaldu sapi bening, dicampur mi, bihun, taoge, tahu, terkadang telur, ditaburi bawang goreng dan seledri. Bakso sangat populer dan dapat ditemukan di seluruh Indonesia; dari gerobak pedagang kaki lima hingga restoran besar. Berbagai jenis bakso sekarang banyak ditawarkan dalam bentuk makanan beku yang dijual di pasar swalayan dan mal-mal. Irisan bakso dapat juga dijadikan pelengkap jenis makanan lain seperti mi goreng, nasi goreng, atau cap cai. Dan jika Anda menginginkan membuat bakso dengan mudah sebaiknya ikuti saja beberapa cara membuat bakso yang berada di internet sekarang ini.

    6 Jan 3:32pm Reply
  • caidenattwater

    Bowling for Soup is very good! Music creation has always been a very important part of my life. I always wanted to work in the music industry. This year my dream came true. After losing my time with inadequate programs I finally found the best program for beat creation ever created. Do you want to learn more? check this out: http://www.dj-soft.org/

    6 Jan 7:54am Reply
  • Offspring93

    Last Day Before Holiday! Really good Pop-Punk Band from Italy http://www.lastfm.de/music/Last+Day+Before+Holiday // https://www.facebook.com/lastdaybeforeholiday?fref=ts listen to them!

    12 Nov 2013 Reply
  • Leanneeexo

    Bowling for Soup has been touring the UK and have played a number of unforgettable shows! They played the opening night of O2 Guildhall Southampton and it was amazing! Here is some content for all you BFS fans out there! The Gig: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P0AGYQIXnhU The Interview: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zk96AIbz0Z4

    28 Oct 2013 Reply
  • BilligNoName

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AqajUg85Ax4 WATCH "Let Me Go" Avril Lavigne feat. Chad Kroeger!!!!!

    16 Oct 2013 Reply
  • olge85

    Stacy's Mom. ♥ <2

    30 Sep 2013 Reply
  • Sawoi

    Right About Now is pretty fun, but other than that, the new album is meh

    14 Sep 2013 Reply
  • AQuickAlias

    These guys played what was easily the most fun live show I've ever been to in my life. Pop punk is definitely not dead!

    31 Aug 2013 Reply
  • Combatcircus

    При первой прослушке Lunch.Drunk.Love тоже показался неинтересным, но уже на следующее утро пляшу во всю под добрую половину треков :D

    27 Aug 2013 Reply
  • artem_altwave

    новый альбом - просто скукотища

    26 Aug 2013 Reply
  • ILoveMPortal

    Great musical video by Bowling For Soup on music: "S-S-S-Saturday".

    14 Jun 2013 Reply
  • StupidCupcake

    Stacy's Mom. ♥

    5 Jun 2013 Reply
  • rocknrosezine

    Jaret's project Jarinus' debut album 'Jarinus Rhymes With Vaginus' has been reviewed on Rock & Rose. Read the review here: http://www.rocknrose.net/Music.html#Jarinus

    7 Apr 2013 Reply
  • seanzha

    this band will never gets old

    7 Feb 2013 Reply
  • Looselipsx

    don't really like this band anymore, it's still catchy though

    11 Dec 2012 Reply
  • alekmystery

    so amazing last goed day night

    31 Oct 2012 Reply
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